When her mother-in-law, Nancy, was diagnosed with Alzheimers, Andrea Gillies made the decision to care for her full time. 'Keeper' is the result of this - a frank, moving and utterly gripping account of Alzheimers and its impact on one family.
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Andrea Gillies has had a diverse career, encompassing writing publicity work, the editorship of the Good Beer Guide, travel and reference book editing, and writing a drinks column for Scotland on Sunday newspaper. She's spent most of the last 18 years raising children, and latterly, living in a mansion on a remote peninsula in Northern Scotland.Review:
"Forthright, smartly researched, and warmly recounted...Gillies writes with a novelist's eye for detail, and her unflinching rendering of Nancy's excruciating loss of self is skillfully and tenderly drawn...An invaluable resource." - "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "With an economy of expression, an eye for detail and a storyteller's knack for dialogue, Gillies charts Nancy's terrible course from doddering to vicious and her own decline into caregiver dementia...An unvarnished cautionary tale." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "The key to Gillies' personal strength resides in the numerous literary and philosophical observations she frequently quotes and from which she draws inspiration in this awesome chronicle." --"Booklist "(starred review) Praise from Abroad for KEEPER "This is one of the most moving and important books that I have read on Alzheimer's." -- John Bayley, Author of "Elgy for Iris" "Overflows with history, literature...[a] co
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Book Description Short Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111906021651
Book Description Short Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1906021651